Krakow Major prediction retrospective Day 1

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast At the Krakow Major the eight teams I predicted to make the playoffs were: Astralis, SK, FaZe, G2, Fnatic, North, mouz and Gambit. After Day 3, two¬†teams were eliminated and two made it to the playoffs. The two eliminated were Vega and FaZe. The two […]

July 18, 2017
Valve's "just adapt" response to the jump bug is absurd.

14-hour days for weeklong events is too much

This has always been a concern for esports events, but it has popped up once again for the PGL Krakow Major and Pimpmuckl’s statement about observing at events.

July 18, 2017
Valve's "just adapt" response to the jump bug is absurd.

G2 to replace Coin with Magic 8-ball, per sources

After losing to Gambit on Cache in the second round of the Swiss system at the PGL Krakow Major, resentment flared among the G2 Esports camp

July 17, 2017
Valve's "just adapt" response to the jump bug is absurd.

The FGC Coaching issue

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast At EVO this past weekend, Hungrybox used coaching in one of his playoff matches. It was found out later that coaching was banned after pool play making this an illegal move. According to the rule book, Hungrybox could either be DQ’d or given a yellow […]

July 17, 2017
Valve's "just adapt" response to the jump bug is absurd.

Dealing with Fer on Mirage

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast I’m doing a giant research project right now that probably won’t come to fruition until a year for now, but I thought this was interesting to note. In the match between SK and VP at ESL One Cologne, VP seemed to have setups specifically to […]

July 17, 2017
Valve's "just adapt" response to the jump bug is absurd.

Slingshot staff predictions for the PGL Major

This time around, we’re just doing some predictions for the Krakow Major day by day. It will be me, Vince and Dekay.

July 14, 2017
The Danish chess match between Astralis and Karrigan could continue next week.

The Danish chess match between Karrigan and Astralis could continue at the PGL Major

In one of the great finals of CS:GO history, Astralis squeaked by Virtus.Pro to win the ELEAGUE Major.

July 14, 2017
Valve's "just adapt" response to the jump bug is absurd.

I can’t get angry at PtitDrogo

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast At DreamHack Valencia today, PtitDrogo played TRUE in the playoffs of WCS. After losing, TRUE went over to shake his hand. PtitDrogo ignored it and stormed off. While this was clearly a lack of sportsmanship on his part, I can’t really get angry or offended […]

July 14, 2017
Valve's "just adapt" response to the jump bug is absurd.

The herO vs. Classic debate

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Today I’ll write about herO and Classic. Both of them were historically two of the strongest Protosses (Classic still is). In this particular case I’ll focus specifically on their 2015 career as this is an argument that Olli, another TL writer, used to bring up […]

July 14, 2017